The Eagles are shopping cornerback Asante Samuel, but that doesn’t have him discouraged. In fact, Samuel showed up today at the opening of the team’s offseason program talking about a goal of winning the Super Bowl, and how he wants to contribute to that.
“I just know the Eagles’ main focus is to win a Super Bowl and I think I’m an important part of that,” Samuel told the team’s website.
Samuel has been on the trade market since last year, when the Eagles acquired cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Samuel has openly mused about where he might wind up, and boasted that he’s still a great cornerback. But he says his first choice is to remain a great cornerback for the Eagles.
“Of course, I love it here. This is my home. I’ve never been to a place I love more than Philadelphia,” Samuel said. “It’s up to management. I want to be here. I’ve always voiced that opinion. It’s up to them.”
So even though the Eagles haven’t hidden the fact that they’d be happy to part ways with Samuel if they can get something of value for him in a trade, Samuel remains a happy camper, and hopes to remain in Philadelphia throughout the upcoming season — and maybe all the way to the Super Bowl.